Monday March 13 2017 - Green your Bottom Line
March 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
99 Bishop Allen Dr
Green Your Bottom Line
Improving Sustainability Practices to Reduce Costs in Your Food or Beverage Business
What resources are available to help my business improve our energy and water efficiency?
How can my business better reduce or manage our waste?
Could my business use safer cleaning and sanitizing products?
What are other businesses doing, and what results have they seen?
Join us for an interactive discussion about opportunities to improve sustainability practices, reduce costs, and grow your business through energy and water efficiency, waste reduction, and the use of safer cleaning products. Learn about the experiences of other food or beverage businesses and get an introduction to some of the free resources available to support your sustainability efforts.
Lauren Mattison (Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, UMass Amherst), Joy Onasch (Toxics Use Reduction Institute), and Madeline Snow (Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell) will facilitate this discussion on ways to make your business more sustainable.
Light refreshments provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.
This event is part of Green Your Bottom Line, an energy and environmental initiative and workshop series for Massachusetts food and beverage businesses, made possible by a pollution prevention grant from EPA Region I New England. Learn more at www.ceere.org/food
Lauren Mattison is an engineer with more than a decade of experience in clean energy technologies and programs, including assisting dozens of clients in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors with identification, analysis and implementation of energy efficiency projects. She has worked with food and beverage businesses including restaurants, retailers and food processing facilities.
Lauren has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers.
Joy Onasch oversees the community and small business program at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. She manages the community grants which are awarded each year to community-based or municipal organizations and the small business grants, all striving to reduce or eliminate toxics. Focus areas of the community and small business program currently include reducing or eliminating toxics in the home (including cleaning and building materials), food and beverage processors, pesticides, perchloroethylene in dry cleaning, the cosmetology industry, and auto shops.
Joy is an engineer with over fifteen years of experience with industry, government, and institutions, assisting them with environmental compliance issues and pollution prevention projects. Her technical focus areas include hazardous waste, stormwater, wastewater, oil storage, and toxics use reduction. Joy earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and a Master’s in Engineering and Policy from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a registered Professional Engineer in three states and a registered Toxics Use Reduction Planner in Massachusetts.
Madeline Snow works with organizations to improve compliance and sustainability practices by applying a plan-do-check-act management system approach to energy, water, waste and toxic use reduction.
She has a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from New College of Florida and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. An experienced trainer and facilitator, Madeline works with a wide variety of organizations to improve sustainable practices, environmental compliance, and energy management. Prior to joining the Lowell Center, she worked with EPA and a variety of states to develop joint priorities. She spent 25 years in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in a variety of programs, including enforcement, water quality planning, waste site cleanup, emergency response and strategic planning.